When We Are Closed
EMERGENCIES OUT OF HOURS
There is an emergency service for any urgent medical need that arises out of normal surgery hours and cannot wait until the next surgery. If you require emergency help please telephone the normal surgery number - an answer phone message will give you the correct number to ring at that time. Your need will be assessed and one of the following will occur:
- You will be given telephone advice (by a doctor if necessary)
- You will be asked to contact us the next day
- You will be given an appointment at a local emergency clinic or a home visit if you are too seriously ill to be moved.
This service is provided by a deputising service and responsibility for these arrangements rest with the Primary Care Trust.
TELEPHONE ADVICE (NHS DIRECT) TEL: 111
This is a national 24 hour service which has been established by the government. Trained nurses answer all telephone calls and are available to give medical advice on all health related matters.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.